Extinction, Invasion, Survival

GraceDaviesA sculptural study of our impact on wildlife in America
A work in progress by Grace Davies
January 23–February 20
Opening Reception: January 23rd, 5:30–8pm

The concept for this show came about when sculptor Grace Davies wanted to see an ivory-billed woodpecker. Given that one hasn’t been seen since the 1930s, making a life-size one from clay was the next best thing. During the sculpting process she felt a growing connection with this species, and wanted to feel the same personal involvement with other extinct and threatened species. This is a work in progress, and Grace hopes that her growing menagerie will entertain, inform, and possibly inspire others to get involved.

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Holiday Party + Sale

HolidayShow2014-02The sale is going on now through the end of the month.

The party is:
Friday, December 19th

We hope you can join us. Beautiful ceramics make beautiful gifts!

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Recent Works by Peggy Clarke

unnamedThis month, La Mano’s gallery features recent work of ceramic artist Peggy Clarke. The collection includes gas fired functional pieces, as well as decorative sculptures and vessels that have been fired in a pit, a raku kiln or a sagger firing.

Peggy discovered her love of pottery at the same time she discovered La Mano, about 15 years ago. Deciding on a whim to take a basic wheel class, she quickly became immersed in everything related to clay. Along the way, Peggy has studied with many renowned ceramic experts, soaking up innovative techniques and bringing many of them back to the studio and to her own work.

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The Traditions of Clay in Oaxaca, Mexico

LM-OaxacaNote: this event is now full. If you want to be placed on the wait list, please email us

FREE Lecture and Demonstration
Friday, November 7th, 6:30-8pm

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Friday, October 17th, 6-9pm

Don’t miss the 12th annual La Mano Oktoberfest mug sale and party… Purchase a handmade stoneware mug, stein or cup and we’ll keep filling it up!

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Earth, Wind and Fire

-1A collection of alternative firings from La Mano’s Teachers and Studio Potters

In the gallery September 8th–October 8th
Reception: September 19th at 5:30pm

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Summer in the Gallery

SummerShow2014From now through the end of August, the gallery will feature work by many of La Mano’s studio potters:

Bob Pesce, Bri Johnson, Catharina Goldnau, Dan Halm, Danica Arehart, David Hollingsworth, David Moldover, Heather Smaha, Ivan Samuels, Jesse Pape, Julie Hadley, Marge Lurie, Maryam Mirzaagha, Michelle Sholtis, Nonna Hall, Peggy Clarke, Susan Baker, and Zack Robinson.


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50 Shades of Clay

50ShadesOfClay2014Ceramics by Nonna Hall, Bri Johnson, Marge Lurie, Susan Baker, and Drew Montgomery

In the gallery May 16–June 22
Reception: May 16th, 5:30–8pm


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On the Surface

OnTheSurfaceCeramics by Jacob Cannon, Julie Hadley, Bill Tersteeg, and Matthew Ward

In the gallery April 4–May 11
Opening Reception: April 4th, 5:30–8pm

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Make a Dragon

_WedsizedWorkshop with Bill Tersteeg
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30–4:00
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Please join us on April 19th for a hand building workshop led by Bill Tersteeg. Bill is an accomplished ceramic artist who will share unique hand building techniques as he demonstrates how to make and decorate a musical dragon. Because of their structure and length, the dragons can be used as musical horns, adding to their charm. (Several of Bill’s recent pieces will be on display in La Mano’s gallery during our April show.)

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